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ERIC Number: EJ988785
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Aug
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1090-1981
Sustainability of the Dissemination of an Occupational Sun Protection Program in a Randomized Trial
Buller, David B.; Walkosz, Barbara J.; Andersen, Peter A.; Scott, Michael D.; Dignan, Mark B.; Cutter, Gary R.; Zhang, Xiao; Kane, Ilima L.
Health Education & Behavior, v39 n4 p498-502 Aug 2012
Sustainability of an occupational sun safety program, Go Sun Smart (GSS), was explored in a randomized trial, testing dissemination strategies at 68 U.S. and Canadian ski areas in 2004-2007. All ski areas received GSS from the National Ski Areas Association through a Basic Dissemination Strategy (BDS) using conference presentations and free materials. Half of the ski areas were randomly assigned to a theory-based Enhanced Dissemination Strategy (EDS) with personal contact supporting GSS use. GSS use was assessed at immediate and long-term follow-up posttests by on-site observation. Use of GSS declined from immediate (M = 6.24) to long-term follow-up (M = 4.72), F(1, 62) = 6.95, p = 0.01, but EDS ski areas (M = 6.53) continued to use GSS more than BDS ski areas (M = 4.49), F(1, 62) = 5.75, p = 0.02, regardless of timing of posttest, strategy x observation F(1, 60) = 0.05, p = 0.83. Despite declines over time, a group of ski areas had sustained high program use and active dissemination methods had sustained positive effects on implementation. (Contains 1 figure and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada